Lightroom Classic: Erratic Behavior When Using Multiple desktops

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I use LR7 Classic on a MacBook Pro with multiple desktops, running different apps on different windows. When i open LR they go crazy, frantically switching between desktops. It takes ages to catch LR in time to shut it down so I can return to normal. I then have to close all other apps if I want to use LR!!
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Dave Roberts

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Rick Spaulding, Community Specialist

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I did some digging around and came up with this about using Mission Control. Let me know if this helps...

1. Right click the Lightroom icon in the Dock and choose Options > None, like this:

2. Make sure the other open applications are set to None. (they should be by default)

3. Open System Preferences and choose Mission Control

4. Uncheck "Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use" like this:

See if that makes the behavior stop. If not, go back and assign a Desktop to the Lightroom application. To do this:

1. Put Lightroom on an open Desktop 

2. Right click the Lightroom icon in the Dock and choose Options > This Desktop 

Let me know if that helps.